VOLUNTEERS from the Orange Public School P & C were up late last night counting the takings from the shchool’s bumper fundraising fete.
The group sourced operators from across the region, including Dubbo and Forbes, to provide rides, ice cream vans and more for the hundreds of families who went through the gates yesterday.
“We couldn’t have hoped for better weather, it was just perfect and it was the only thing we were really worried about,” P & C president Lisa Tracey said.
“Every time I looked across to the rides there were lineups.”
The Heritage Fete ran with great precision, thanks to volunteers on walkie talkies dotted throughout the playground.
The playground was filled with stalls and activities, with everything from Laser Skirmish to the more traditional stalls, like lucky dips and a plant stand.
Mrs Tracey conceded late yesterday the organisers were tired.
“But it is a good feeling to know everything went so well and we can’t wait to see what our final figure is,” she said.
Mrs Tracey said the P & C would wor with school principal Tony McDonald and teachers to identify what amenities can be improved or teaching aids purchased for the school with the funds raised.